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Current Obituaries

Cosimo D. Franze

Cosimo D. Franze

Cosimo D. Franze, a longtime resident of New Rochelle, died on June 28, 2017. He was 76. Cosimo was born on October 31, 1940 in Calabria, Italy to the late Bruno and Giuseppina (Demasi) Franze.
Cosimo was a mason contractor for many years and a communicant of Holy Family Church.

He is survived by his wife the former Raffaela Nesci whom he married on January 23, 1966; his sons Salvatore, Anthony (Angela) and his daughter MaryJo (Keith Vitolo); his 3 grandchildren Carmela, Gabriella and Alessandra and his sister Bernadette Telesca. He was predeceased by his brother John.

Visiting will be Sunday 2-4 & 7-9pm at Lloyd Maxcy & Sons Beauchamp Chapel, 16 Shea Pl, New Rochelle. A funeral mass is scheduled for Monday 10:30am at Holy Family Church. Interment will follow at Greenwood Union Cemetery.

David Urban

David Urban

David Urban, a longtime resident of Pelham, died on June 26, 2017. He was 83. David was born on April 13, 1934 in Mt. Vernon to the late David and Rose (Vettorino) Urban.
David was an electrician and member of IBEW Local 3. He served in the Army during the Korean War. He was a legionnaire for the American Legion Post 15 in Pelham.
He is survived by his wife the former Elizabeth Mamone whom he married on August 27, 1960; his children Lisa (Fred) Amori, Rosemarie and David (Sandy) Urban and his six grandchildren: Amanda, Andrew and Allen Amori, Alex, Michael and Sophia Urban and his sister-in-law Josie Urban. He was predeceased by his brother Adam.
He was longtime communicant of Holy Family Church. He was an avid NASCAR fan who enjoyed hunting and fishing. He enjoyed his retirement spending time with his friends at the Renaissance Bagel Shop in Pelham.
Visiting will be Thursday 4-8pm at Lloyd Maxcy & Sons Beauchamp Chapel, 16 Shea Pl, New Rochelle. A funeral mass is scheduled for Friday 10am at Holy Family Church. Interment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Joseph “Joe” Kennedy

Joseph “Joe” Kennedy

Joe passed away on June 21, 2017, following a brief illness. He was born in Belfast, Ireland on April 11, 1931 to the late William and Mary Blaney Kennedy. Joe emigrated to the United States in 1948 at the age of 17, and served in the U.S. Army in the Korean conflict. He started his career on Wall St., with the firm Hornblower and Weeks, and in the early 70’s joined Board Failte (Irish Tourist Board) as Eastern Regional Manager. His tenure there led him from NY to London and Toronto, where he served as General Manager. Upon his retirement, he came home to New York to be near his family and dear friends. Joe was predeceased by his loving wife, Nancy, in August 2016; they were married for over 60 years. He is survived by his devoted children-Moira Prunty (Dan), Sheila McEnery (Jerry), 6 grandchildren: Megan (Evan) Belser, Kate (Sean) Flanagan, Annie Prunty, Matthew McEnery (Amber), Caroline McEnery and Conor Prunty. And 8 great-grandchildren: Simon and Hannah Belser, Owen and Edie Flanagan, Aja and Sophie Schon, Liam Rogness, and Winifred McEnery. His cherished granddaughter, Caitlin McEnery, predeceased him. He is also survived by his siblings, Philomena Ross (Billy), Hugh (Patricia), Desmond (Magdalene) in Ireland, John (Josephine) in England, his brothers-in-law Tom (Helen), Ed (Janet), and many nieces and nephews. His brother William, sister Sue George (Jackie) , brother-in-law John O’Connor (Jane), sister-in-law Maggie Moran (Brendan) all predeceased him.
Joe loved all things Irish, and second only to his family, considered the experience of being the 1981 Grand Marshall of the NYC St. Patrick’s Day Parade his greatest joy. Visiting will be on Sunday from 3-7pm at Lloyd Maxcy & Sons Beauchamp Chapel, Inc., 16 Shea Pl., New Rochelle. Mass scheduled on Monday 10am at Holy Family Church in New Rochelle. Interment will follow at Oak Lawn Cemetery in Fairfield, CT. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation: http://www.jdrf.org/

Jose “Joey” Lopez Jr.

Jose “Joey” Lopez Jr.

Visiting: Wednesday 4-8pm
Funeral Mass: Thursday 10:30am at Blessed Sacrament Church
Interment: Private

Peter Sarnicola

Peter Sarnicola

Peter Sarnicola, a longtime resident of New Rochelle, died on June 18, 2017. He was 88.

Peter was born on September 6, 1928 in Agropoli, Italy to the late Francesco and Rafaella (DiFoggia) Sarnicola. He worked for many years as a machinist for Serge Elevator Company. He enjoyed cooking, gardening, and working with his hands.

He was predeceased by his wife the former Erminia Santagata.

He is survived by his children Frank Sarnicola, Joseph (Marilyn) Sarnicola and John Sarnicola; his grandchildren Laura, Peter and Carolyn Sarnicola; his brothers Mario Sarnicola, Carmine Sarnicola and Giuseppe Sarnicola; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

Visiting will be Tuesday 4-8pm at Lloyd Maxcy & Sons Beauchamp Chapel, 16 Shea Pl, New Rochelle. A service is scheduled for Tuesday 7pm at the funeral home. Interment will be private.

Jean A. Kitay

Jean A. Kitay
passed away Thursday June 8th 2017. A resident of Pelham and New Rochelle she passed peacefully with her family by her side. She was 87 years old. Jean was born on October 22,1929 in New Rochelle to Hilder (Bjornes) and Robert Appel. Jean graduated from Pelham Memorial High School in 1947 and went on to graduate from NR School of Nursing in 1950. Jean was compassionate and always wanted to help others. Jean worked for Pelham Visiting Nurses for 14 years and then went on to work in the Pelham schools nursing for 23 years. Jean was the beloved wife to the late Thomas F. Kitay Sr. Jean is survived by her sons Thomas (Jean) Kitay and James (Roseanne) Kitay. Jean is also survived by her loving 7 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Jean’s life will be honored and remembered at Beechwoods Cemetery 179 Beechwoods Ave New Rochelle NY 10801 on Thursday June 15th at 1PM.

JoAnn Ianniello

JoAnn Ianniello

JoAnn Choflet Ianniello passed away peacefully Friday afternoon surrounded by her family at Calvary Hospital. The daughter of Joseph and Ann Choflet. She is predeceased by her husband James Ianniello. She is survived by her daughters Kim Ianniello Polman and husband Jan. Stephanie Ianniello Hill and her husband John. Jaime Ianniello Cantalupi and fiancé Brian Hill and Kori Ianniello Lalli. JoAnn had seven adoring grandchildren, Samantha and Jake Bickel. Alex and Joseph Hill, Robert Lalli. Louis and James Cantalupi. JoAnn was the oldest of 5 children, Karen Madden, Joseph, Jeffrey and Robert Choflet. She also had two adoring sister in-laws Bernadette and Gladys Choflet.
JoAnn was a kind, gentle and beautiful soul who will be missed dearly by all who knew her. In lieu of flowers please make donations to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.
Visiting hours will be Monday 2-4 & 6-8pm. A Memorial Mass is scheduled for Tuesday June 13 at 10:30am at St. Joseph’s Church 280 Washington Ave New Rochelle.

Peter M. Bofill

Peter M. Bofill, a longtime resident of New Rochelle, died on June 9, 2017. He was 81.
Peter was born on September 4, 1935 in NYC to the late James and Josephine Bofill.
Peter worked for many years as a water plant supervisor for Westchester County.
He was predeceased by his wife the former Josephine Conforti who died September 5, 1999.
He is survived by his daughter Jo Anne Maurer and her husband David Maurer; his grandchildren Kimberly and Nikolas.

Visiting will be Sunday 2-4 & 6-8pm at Sisto and Paino Inc. 16 Shea Pl. New Rochelle, NY. A funeral mass is scheduled for Monday 10:00am at St. Joseph’s Church. Interment will follow at Greenwood Union Cemetery.

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